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FBI: Rick Eid Previews Season 2’s New Faces

September 24, 2019 by  

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“American Idol” — After a front-running female presidential candidate, Valerie Caldwell (Sasha Alexander), is targeted with a car bomb, OA and Maggie must hurry to track down the bomber before they strike again. The case leads them to wonder whether this person is targeting Caldwell for her political aspirations or something else, on FBI, Tuesday, Oct. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (l-r) John Boyd as Stuart Scola, Ebonée Noel as Kristen Chazal, Alana De La Garza as Isobel Castille, Jeremy Sisto as Jubal Valentine, Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan Alana De La Garza as Isobel Castille John Boyd as Stuart Scola Photo: Mark Schafer/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

When FBI’s second season kicks off, a few new faces are joining the mix.

John Boyd‘s Stuart Scola partners up with Kristen (Ebonée Noel) and immediately raises a few eyebrows. “He’s got a different perspective and background than most of his peers,” FBI showrunner Rick Eid teases. “So he comes at cases and situations in a little different way.”

With Sela Ward’s Dana retiring at the end of the show’s first season, Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille (Alana De La Garza)—who was briefly introduced in the backdoor pilot for FBI: MOST WANTED—steps in as the team’s new boss.

“[She] is a no-nonsense, ambitious, bottom-line, results-oriented boss who is focused on closing the case,” Eid previews. “But, at the same time, is well aware of the politics of the FBI.”

In the season premiere, “Little Egypt,” that mentality puts her toe-to-toe with OA (Zeeko Zaki), who goes undercover after a bomb strikes his former neighborhood. But how Isobel chooses to handle things rubs OA the wrong way.

“We have a lot of really exciting topical episodes that are coming up that really put our characters in the middle of these episodes,” Eid acknowledges. “We’re taking on racial issues, religious issues—trying to write about what’s happening in the world.”

Focusing in on the characters was a priority for Eid, who joined the show in the middle of season 1, as he was arcing out the show’s second year.  “[The goal] was to drill down a little bit more on the characters and who they are,” he says. “Write episodes where we get to see them making difficult choices as they go.”

But one thing that might not be on the table this year? A crossover with FBI and one of the NBC shows in the Dick Wolf universe, something Wolf indicated could be in the works.

“It’s always possible; I don’t know that there’s anything currently on the table to do this [right now],” Eid admits. “Those are hard, for a lot of reasons. For the record, I would love to do it; it’s a cool thing to do. It’s just hard.”

FBI, Season Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 9/8c, CBS


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